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Imperial Tobacco Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  • Great company to work for lots of benefits and good salary (in 5 reviews)

  • They are all genuinely nice people and are broadly supportive for new people coming into the business (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Senior marketeer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    good salary level, good team

    Cons

    managment decisions, micro managment, no global strategy


  2. "Great company, great professionals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meritocratic environment, Steep learning curve, Focused strategy, Great professionals very well prepared, Great culture, Good benefits

    Cons

    Decreasing mature category, tough environment not made for everyone.

  3. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    decent salary, level of bonus

    Cons

    slow, burocracy, lack of engagement

    Advice to Management

    build a better team


  4. "Imperial Tobacco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Great culture - people committed to creating a engaging workplace
    Global company - opportunities for those who are mobile

    Cons

    External perceptions - the perceptions of the tobacco business from the outside are far different to the reality on the inside


  5. "Good package"

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    Current Employee - Brand Innovation Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Brand Innovation Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good package. Challenging environment which provides good learning opportunity

    Cons

    Poor management. Little focus on talent development


  6. "Customers Are To Be Ignored"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You never have to do any actual work

    Cons

    Customers are any company's life blood, but at ITL they are completely ignored. It doesn't matter what their reason for contacting ITL is, no customer is ever responded to. This policy runs all the way down from the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    More advice to the shareholders, get rid of the CEO she is absolutely appalling.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Constantly changing environment due to regulation, always challenging , some great people working there. Good systems for KPI tracking in place.

    Cons

    Talk a lot about their "People" but in reality don't really care. Only focus on quick wins not sustainability for business.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of big egos to manage

  8. "Tobacco companies have little future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yerevan (Armenia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yerevan (Armenia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    With the highest profit margins, they can afford to pay much!

    Cons

    Constant restructurings and reorganizations to maintain profit margins affect employment stability.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not enough focus on people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    People you work with
    Unstructured environment means you can carve out opportunities
    Exposure to seniors

    Cons

    Not a rewarding workplace
    Too much politics
    Very gossipy and relationship driven
    No real development opportunities in place


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Québec in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Québec in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Never work on weekends or holidays

    Cons

    -Extremely disorganised company, most days one of the systems is down.
    -Lying management, they promise bonuses that never come or come 5-6 months after the scheduled date and that you don't get if you're no longer an employee regardless of your involvement in the project.
    -Management will randomly twist your arm into doing overtime or unpaid work and then only offer to bank your hours but will make you feel guilty if you ever request to use said banked hours
    -Very few advancement oportunities.


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